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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

In The News

December 14, 2017 In The News

McALLEN — The U.S. Census Bureau will open an area office in Hidalgo County to ensure everyone in South Texas is properly counted in 2020 — instead of relying only on a regional office based in San Antonio.

November 26, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, visited troops in Afghanistan over the weekend to share a Thanksgiving meal, his office announced late Sunday.

Gonzalez was one of eight members of a bipartisan delegation from Congress to visit the war-torn country. He also visited with troops and saw military installations in Poland, Qatar and Uzbekistan, his office said.

November 10, 2017 In The News

The House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would modernize mineral resource practices and overhaul permitting processes to promote energy development on the outer continental shelf (OCS) and onshore federal acreage.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Environmental protections for wildlife at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near the border in South Texas are also safeguarding one of the U.S. beef industry’s worst enemies: the cattle fever tick.

October 30, 2017 In The News

McALLEN -- Over 250 families and more than 2,000 individuals enjoyed an unusually brisk morning in the fifth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk at the McAllen Sports Park.

October 30, 2017 In The News

Nearly a month after Congress failed to fund a health insurance program for children, states have started running out of money — leaving low-income families in the lurch.

The Children's Health Insurance Program — commonly called CHIP — provides low-cost health insurance for children from families that don't qualify for Medicaid.

October 21, 2017 In The News

McALLEN — The family of a Rio Grande Valley civil rights leader and activist was honored Friday with the presentation of an official congressional proclamation at the Doubletree Suites hotel.

October 12, 2017 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he supports a “smart wall” to improve border security but not a physical barrier.

October 12, 2017 In The News

The hustle and bustle is unmistakable in the streets of Nuevo Progreso, a small Mexican border town which is famous for cheap drinks, cheap medicine, shopping and Winter Texans. In the small border town of about 10,000 people, Jose Maria Martinez earns his keep as a small business owner about five blocks down the main drag strip.

October 10, 2017 In The News

With recent hurricanes narrowly missing the Rio Grande Valley, several local, state and even federal lawmakers who attended Friday’s groundbreaking of a massive $400 million drainage project north of Edinburg near Faysville were wise in warning that our region has been lucky to date.